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April 1950


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(4):675-677. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530110141015

Spiegler-Fendt sarcoid is a rare dermatosis. Its exact nosologic position is not determined. Lewis1 in 1935 divided this disease into the localized and disseminated types. The localized form is superficial and easily destroyed by roentgen ray, arsenic or excision. The disseminated form is deeper, is related to lymphoblastoma or lymphocytoma and is therefore malignant. Montgomery2 stated that the localized form is a primary cutaneous lymphosarcoma of low grade malignancy and that it may become disseminated and thus end fatally.

Caro3 in 1941 presented a patient whom he had shown twice before, i. e., in 1930 and in 1935, in whom new lesions had appeared over a period of five or ten years. Repeated studies of the blood revealed no abnormalities. Cippolaro4 presented a patient with a somewhat similar case in 1946, in whom new lesions appeared after treatment of the first lesion in 1936. From these